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WTTC calls on ICAO Member States to rally behind aviation and agree ground-breaking carbon reduction targets

A Long Term Aspirational Goal (LTAG) for sustainable aviation will be discussed at the ICAO 41st Assembly   Action will be key for aviation’s journey towards net zero emissions. Source: WTTC Attending the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal this week, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling on all governments to urgently agree an emissions reduction target for global aviation. ICAO’s 41st Assembly will see 193 countries gather for talks on the future of aviation. WTTC is urging all Member States to support the ‘Carbon Offsetting & Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)’ and agree on the proposed emissions reduction target called the ‘Long Term Aspirational Goal’ (LTAG). Whilst the Travel & Tourism sector recognises the challenges involved in the transition to sustainable aviation, WTTC believes CORSIA and the LTAG, aligned with net zero by 2050 and the Paris Climate Agreement, will be a critical next step for protecting the planet and maintaining global connectivity. Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “Governments have an historic opportunity to sign a world-wide agreement on a net zero future for aviation. “The aviation industry is fully committed to reducing its emissions. We need that same level of ambition by governments.

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